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CEJA Launches Young Farmer Manifesto at EXPO 2015 #expo #2015 #manifesto #ceja #italy


Earlier today, CEJA launched its Young Farmer Manifesto to young farmers, stakeholders and members of the press alongside the CEJA General Assembly 2015 taking place at EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy. The Manifesto focuses on policy issues relevant to young farmers in order to raise awareness of the concerns which need to be addressed for them to help secure the future of EU agriculture.

CEJA President Matteo Bartolini launched the Young Farmer Manifesto in the prestigious surroundings of the universal EXPO, stating that, “this Manifesto sets out how young farmers have the potential to feed the planet and provide energy for life if the right support tools and regulatory framework were to be made available to them. When I was elected President of CEJA in June 2013, I promised that I would establish a young farmer presence in policy areas which go beyond the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and that’s what this manifesto does”.

The Manifesto calls for: the facilitation of access to land and credit through public support measures; regulation to curb unfair trading practices in the food supply chain; income volatility measures for young farmers; the legal protection of all EU standards in TTIP negotiations and increased promotion support for EU producers; and support for access to land in order to safeguard and protect soils and optimise land use for food production, among others.

For more information: http://www.ceja.eu/ceja-launches-young-farmer-manifesto-at-expo-2015/

The world’s largest seafood trade event in Brussels #seafood #trade #brussels

The 23rd edition of Seafood Expo Global and the 17th edition of Seafood Processing Global, produced by Diversified Communications, took place at the BRUSSELS EXPO 21-23 April 2015. Together, the event covered 36,063 m², making it a record-breaking year and the largest meeting place in the world for seafood professionals. Over the three days, 26,652 seafood professionals and decision-makers from 144 countries gathered in Brussels to review global innovations and intelligent solutions to meet consumer demands.

Expanding this year into Hall 8, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global welcomed 1,761 exhibitors from 72 countries, including 66 national and regional pavilions. The exhibiting companies displayed a variety of seafood products, both fresh and frozen, sourced from aquaculture and fishing, along with services relating to marine products, transportation, refrigerated logistics and packaging equipment.

The exposition offers a platform where suppliers and buyers can do business and build professional networks. This annual event brings together thousands of buyers, importers, exporters, distributors, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels and other retailers and food service companies from 144 countries.

“Seafood Expo Global is a fantastic opportunity for buyers to find new suppliers, new products, connect with existing suppliers and develop new ideas,” explained Sandy Anderson, Senior Food Buyer at Elior, one of 387 Key Buyers who attended the event this year. Other Key Buyers who attended  included  the following companies: Compass Group (France, United Kingdom, Germany); Turkish Do & Co (Turkey); AEON Global Merchandising (Japan); Aldi (Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom); AUCHAN (France, Portugal); Axfood (Sweden); Carrefour (Belgium, France, Romania, Spain, United States); Coop (Denmark, Italy, Switzerland); Costco Wholesale (United Kingdom); Jeronimo Martins (Colombia, Poland, Portugal); Metro (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Ukraine); REWE (Germany, Latvia, Thailand) and WalMart (Brazil, United States).

Brussels, as capital of the European Union, is filled with official delegations from around the world and many international not-for-profit organizations. It is the ideal place to meet and network with professionals from around the world. The organizers of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global also work in collaboration with VISITBRUSSELS to welcome thousands of attendees in Brussels.

Awards were presented for the prestigious Seafood Prix d’Élite competition that recognizes innovative companies in a number of categories. On 21 April, the company Salmon Brands, based in Oslo, Norway, won both the best new retail product category and the special award for originality, with its entry Salmaraw, a ready-to-eat sashimi in kit form.

The special award for Health and Nutrition went to Marine Harvest from Bruges, Belgium, for its product Oven-baked Norwegian Duo (Duo Norvégien au Four). The Big Prawn Company from Melton Constable in the United Kingdom took home the special award for convenience for its Seafood Rarebit product, as well as the special award for packaging for its 2 Crayfish Thermidor Bakes product.Finally, Rockabill Shellfish Limited based in Balbriggan, Ireland, won the special award for seafood product line, for its “Something Fishy” product. In this 15th annual competition, a panel of experts in seafood products judged 37 finalists on their taste, originality, practicality, packaging, market potential and nutritional aspects.




Diversified Business Communications, the producer of the 21st edition of the European Seafood Exposition and 15th edition of Seafood Processing Europe that took place last April in Brussels, Belgium, is pleased to report the events’ strong performance.


More than 25,840 buyers and sellers were in attendance, with visitors from 145 countries. A total of 1,697 exhibiting companies came from 76 countries to showcase their seafood, seafood products, equipment, and services. The total exhibitor space occupied in Brussels Expo was 33,842 square meters, including 68 national and regional pavilions from Albania to Yemen.

“We’ve seen growth in the number of companies participating in the exposition,” said Liz Plizga, Show Director for Diversified Business Communications. “This is an indication that this industry remains strong even amidst the economic condition in Europe and proves that companies from all around the globe find value in meeting face-to-face and in the relationships they develop at the exposition,” she said.

Event highlights included the 13th anniversary of the prestigious Seafood Prix d’Elite New Product competition, which had 42 finalists companies competing in seven prize categories. The 2013 Prix d’Elite winners included the following:

  • Best New Retail Product: The Big Prawn Company of Melton Constable, United Kingdom, for its Squid and Apple Black Pudding with Scallops and Minted Pea Purée, a convenient, ready-to-cook version of a favorite British dish.
  • Best New Foodservice Product: Globe Export, France, for Fresh Seaweed in Sea Water. This line of five different fresh seaweeds from Bretagne includes dulse, nori, wakame, sea lettuce and sea bean, packed separately in seawater in 400-gram tubs.

Next year’s events will be held 6-8 May 2014 at the Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium, under their new names Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global.